'Disappeared body found'. We will remember them

Further to my blog of August 29th, for International Day of the Disappeared, when I listed the names of eleven of Northern Ireland's disappeared, it seems that the partial remains of one, Danny McIlhone, have been unearthed in county Wicklow.

He was 19 when he was abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1981.

His story is a stark reminder of the cruelty of war. Whether roadside bombs meant for young soldiers, missiles from unmanned drones fired at poor villages or teenage bodies buried in ditches, no amount of pomp and circumstance can obscure the human wreckage left behind.

On this remembrance day, we remember Danny McIlhone, his family and all those thousands of others who were killed or suffered during our recent conflict.

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